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It's definitely not too early to get excited about fall TV! The upfront presentations, in which networks announce their new slate of shows, are happening right now. Along with the cancellations (R.I.P., Smash) and renewals (welcome back, Nashville!), we get to hear all about the new projects in development. This year, the fall season is heavy on star power. Here are the 10 actors and actresses we're most looking forward to seeing back on our TV screens.
1. Michael J. Fox
It's been years in the works, and now The Michael J. Fox Show is coming to NBC. Fox plays a comic version of himself, a TV personality returning to work after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt plays his wife.
2. Alexis Bledel
After a memorable guest spot on Mad Men last year, the Gilmore Girls star is getting her own FOX comedy, Us & Them. Parenthood's Jason Ritter plays her love interest from the other side of the tracks.
3. Andy Samberg
The former SNL funnyman stars on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX), which looks to be kind of a cross between The Office and Law & Order.
4. Sean Hayes
If you were a Will & Grace fan who longed to see more of "Just Jack," now's your chance! Sean Hayes plays the single gay dad of a teenage daughter in Sean Saves the World (NBC).
5. Rebel Wilson
The Pitch Perfect comedienne got her start on Australian TV, and has now created her own network series: Super Fun Night (ABC), about a group of fun-loving female friends who try to top themselves every Friday.
6. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The world has not yet had its fill of sexy vampire shows! Meyers, star of Showtime's The Tudors, plays the title role in NBC's gothic costume drama Dracula.
7. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Her last TV series was the CW flop Ringer, but we'd never give up on Buffy! Especially when her new CBS series, The Crazy Ones -- in which she plays Robin Williams' coworker daughter -- sounds so delightfully weird.
8. James Spader
He was mainly comic relief on Boston Legal and The Office. Now Spader is returning to his dramatic roots, playing a Hannibal Lecter-type villain on the NBC police procedural The Blacklist.
9. Kiefer Sutherland
Not only is Kiefer coming back to TV: he's bringing 24 with him! Now that his drama Touch has been canceled, Sutherland will be joining Fox's 12-week reboot, called 24: Live Another Day.
10. Toni Collette
The United States of Tara star is giving TV another shot with the CBS drama Hostages, in which she and Dylan McDermott are "caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy that will change their lives forever."